Buncrana goes online

Pictured at the launch of Buncrana Chamber of Commerce's new commerce website and brochure on Friday afternoon at the Tourist Office are, front, Brenda Tierney RubyRose Creative Services, and, back from left, Ciaran Doherty, Chamber of Commerce and Supervalu and Colr. Nicholas Crossan, Mayor of Buncrana. 1608JM01
Pictured at the launch of Buncrana Chamber of Commerce's new commerce website and brochure on Friday afternoon at the Tourist Office are, front, Brenda Tierney RubyRose Creative Services, and, back from left, Ciaran Doherty, Chamber of Commerce and Supervalu and Colr. Nicholas Crossan, Mayor of Buncrana. 1608JM01

Following a busy year for the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce, the fun continues this month with the launch of a brand new cutting edge website and a new ‘Visit Buncrana’ brochure.

The easily accessible website can be located at www.visitbuncrana.com and has a number of different sections including culture and history, attractions in the area and a separate section to inform locals and tourists alike of upcoming events in the area.

The official launch, which took place on Friday in the Chamber’s office on Railway Road, Buncrana, was attended by chairman Neil Doherty, Buncrana Mayor, Colr. Nicholas Crossan, Brenda Tierney RubyRose Creative Services, who created the website and other Buncrana Chamber members.

Speaking at the launch Chairman Neil Doherty Roe said he believed the Chamber’s role in representing and promoting local businesses is now more important than ever.

“Events like the Buncrana Music Festival and the Donegal International Rally are a welcome boost for the town, but the Chamber’s work in support of its members continues throughout the year.

“We offer free first year membership for new businesses, e-mail promotions to hundreds of businesses on our database, participation in our popular voucher scheme and we’ve recently lined up free training seminars for members beginning in the autumn. Our new website will also offer members some great promotion opportunities.’

The Chamber has also worked in partnership with Buncrana Town Council, Inishowen Tourism and local heritage and history groups to produce and distribute a new ‘Visit Buncrana’ brochure.

“It was designed by Brenda Tierney-Joyce of RubyRose Creative Services, who also worked on the new website, the full-colour brochure is packed with details of the town’s attractions, activities, accommodation, eating, drinking and shopping.

“Brenda has done fantastic work on the website and the brochure, and both will be important to the Chamber’s aim of promoting the economic development of Buncrana.

“In these tough economic times, the Chamber is working harder than ever to push Buncrana as a destination for shopping and leisure and these are two important ways of promoting our town.”

Buncrana Mayor, Colr. Nicholas Crossan added: “It’s fantastic to see the Chamber and various groups working so closely to produce this brochure.

“It’s full of useful information for visitors to the town and also for locals who might have forgotten just how much history, stunning scenery and beautiful nature and wildlife is right on their doorstep.”

The Buncrana Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Tourist Office on Railway Road and is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Phone Cathal on 93 21720 or e-mail commerce@buncrana.com

In addition to the fore mentioned, the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank Buncrana Town Council, Buncrana Historical Society, Inishowen Heritage, Buncrana Tidy Towns, Buncrana Nature and Widlife Group, Buncrana Camera Club and Inishowen photography. Front cover image by David Porter and Amazing Grace image by Donal Kearney.